India cricket legend steps away from the game with class and a victory.
It was fitting that Sachin Tendulkar departed from International cricket as a winner, given that is all he has been for much of his storied 24-year career.
While the Indian side went about its business of crushing the West Indies for the second game in a row, winning in Mumbai by an innings and 126 runs, Tendulkar said goodbye to his legions of fans and supporters as only he could.
Click here to read his farewell speech in full.
Social media also marked the historic occasions as former players, commentators and fans of the game took to Twitter to congratulate the man of the moment for all he has accomplished.
@BrettLee_58 sir the scenes are unbelievable here!!! Tears all around!! everybody's speechless.
— himanshu (@himg93) November 16, 2013
— Venky Mysore (@VenkyMysore) November 16, 2013
— Damien Fleming (@bowlologist) November 16, 2013
Congrats to the legend @sachin_rt well done mate on everything you have achieved. A phenomenal career